NICU Blog

10 Great Gifts for NICU Nurses

NICU parents, are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite NICU nurses?

Look no further!

We’ve assembled the ultimate gift guide for all the amazing NICU staffers on your nice list so you can put together the perfect present to show your thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care they provide for your baby.
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for NICU Parents

NICU parents can find themselves a little short on holiday cheer…

When you’re exhausted, stressed, and spending most of your days in a hospital room, it’s awfully hard to get into the holiday spirit, so we’ve created the ultimate gift guide to bring some holiday fun to your favorite NICU family.

Mental Health Matters for NICU Parents

When you have a baby in the NICU, stress is unavoidable.

There will be days that you feel worried, anxious, fearful, and overwhelmed. That’s completely normal, but that doesn’t mean you should try to handle these feelings alone. And it may leave you wondering, is the NICU impacting my mental health?

How to Ride the NICU Roller Coaster

The NICU experience is often compared to a roller coaster ride, and it’s easy to understand why!

There are ups and downs, twists and turns, and it’s thrilling, exhilarating, and terrifying all at the same time. (And that’s just a typical Tuesday morning!!)

A NICU Guide for Friends and Family

September is NICU Awareness Month, and we’re doing our part to raise awareness and understanding by creating a simple NICU primer!

Many of our Every Tiny Thing friends have experienced the NICU personally, but for those who haven’t, the terms can get a little confusing. We’re breaking down the basics to help grandparents, friends, aunts, uncles, and even expectant parents know exactly what goes on behind the doors of the NICU!

10 Fun NICU Photo Ideas
You’ve seen countless newborn photo shoots and birth announcements on social media, but traditional pictures might not always be an option for NICU families. However, that shouldn’t stop you from showing off your newborn with pride. In fact, pictures can be a great way to include family and friends in your NICU journey.
Every Tiny Thing is Celebrating NICU Awareness Month!
There are a lot of great things to celebrate in September, but my favorite is NICU Awareness Month! We take this month to honor all those precious NICU warriors, their incredible families, and the tireless nurses, doctors, and specialists that care for them, and we hope you’ll join in on the fun.
A Letter to Parents from a NICU Nurse
I come into your life at a tough time, as you face one of the biggest challenges you’ve ever faced. I see your fear, hope, worry, joy, and tireless devotion to your child. I’m there to hold your hand on the hard days when your baby takes a step backwards, and I’ll be by your side to cheer and celebrate every new milestone.
The Top 3 Mistakes NICU Parents Make (and How to Avoid Them)

When your baby is in the NICU, it can feel like you’ve entered a whole new world!

There are all these medical terms you don’t know, equipment you’ve never seen before, and lots of challenges you never imagined facing…

Here’s the great news: You’re doing an AWESOME job!!

This is all new, and you’re handling it like a seasoned pro- but that doesn’t mean there’s not a little room for improvement, right?

7 Ways to Stay Positive After a Setback in the NICU

Some days in the NICU are wonderful- your baby makes progress, has a special first, or meets an amazing new milestone.

Those days are easy to celebrate, but what about the days that aren’t so great?

The days when your baby takes a step back or faces an unforeseen challenge can be devastating for NICU parents even though setbacks are COMPLETELY normal!

Letter from a NICU baby on Father’s Day

You probably didn’t picture our first Father’s Day together quite like this…

I wish we could be snuggling on the sofa watching a baseball game together, or maybe going on our first hike in that cool carrier you bought for me, but we’ll have to wait just a little longer for our adventures!

12 Ways to Support a NICU Family

Friends and family members want to help, but they’re often unsure about what they can do to lighten your load which leads to the inevitable question, “What can I do to help?”

This well-intentioned question isn’t meant to add any stress, and yet, it puts the burden on you to ask for what you need. And you don’t need anything else on your to-do list!